Christian Louboutin's red soles, Converse's All Stars sneakers and Hunter's boots have become everyday icons. Meanwhile, we couldn't walk down the street without seeing a woman strolling in ballet slippers or brogues. Other shoes have become world famous from the small screen such as the Mary-Janes worn by Cher Horowitz's in Clueless or through popstars such as the Japanese platform shoes Emma Bunton who wore in the Wannabe music video.
Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world" but judging by the list above, shoes have done a pretty good job at conquering the world themselves and now a new infographic has collated these stories.
The graphic map created exclusively for Stylist.co.uk by Fitflop charts the fascinating history and origins of some of the most well-known brands and silhouettes we know today. Take the tour by clicking on a link below.
Main image: Christian Louboutin